The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
Fields of interest Consumer Confidence, New Jersey, Second District Economy, New York, Housing markets, Puerto Rico
Jason Bram is a Research Officer in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Regional AnalysisFunction. His research and analysis focuses on the U.S. economy, with a primary emphasis on the Federal Reserve's Second District, which includes New YorkState,northern New Jersey, and southwestern Connecticut, as well asPuerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.He produces the regional Beige Book reports, and uses monthly business surveys to monitor and analyze current and emerging economic trends and issues of concern. Recent research has focused on housing markets and composite indexes of regionaleconomic activity. Earlierresearchfocused on analyzing the impact of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the New York City economy. He has also published studies on some key sectors of the local economy, conducted ongoing research on commuting patterns, and researched the role of consumer confidence in the U.S. economy.